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Microsoft Sticky Notes on Mobile Will be Integrated with New OneNote

Microsoft says Sticky Notes for Android and iOS will not come in a dedicated app but will instead fold into the new OneNote experience.


's is preparing to roll out to mobile devices on iOS and . We discussed this integration back in August, but Microsoft has now explained how the app works on other platforms. Apps is perhaps the wrong word as the company says Sticky Notes integrate with other Microsoft service.

The company explains Sticky Notes are available in a special tab in the OneNote app on Android and iOS. We were hoping the service would be more dynamic and allow users to put notes anywhere on the OS.

Instead, Sticky Notes are limited to the new OneNote experience on mobile. Microsoft's Laura Butler, who explained the integration on Twitter:

β€œThe feature is part of an updated OneNote app for mobile, which features a new design (if your app is still purple you have the older version).”

Butler added that Sticky Notes for iOS and Android is not ready for release just yet. However, we expect the integration to start soon.

Expanding Notes

Over the life of , we have seen Microsoft put more effort into Sticky Notes. Last month, Microsoft rolled out an update for Sticky Notes on Windows 10, which is now in its third iteration.

While the design is not hugely different, Fluent Design elements have begun to become part of the experience. This is particularly noticeable in the app's new home, which lets you choose which notes to display and which to hide.

Once you've completed a task, you're now able to cross them out rather than deleting them. This gives a visual indicator of a person's progress and can feel a lot more satisfying. Users can also style their notes generally with a new formatting bar.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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